Sexing Pekin Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Three Generation, May 27, 2010.

  1. DuckGirl77

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    Does it still peep?
     
  2. Analiz

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    No it quacks but then it sounds raspy but it'll be loud and noisy then really quick if he's with the chickens. It doesn't sound like peeping but quacking I wish there was a sound to send
     
  3. Maryannkent

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    Is that the samefor Cygnus ducks? I have 5 babys a b out 5 weeks old there dad is pekin but mom is Cygnus. I think that is the way you spell it
     
  4. DuckGirl77

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    If it's really loud, it's probably a girl ....
    How old is it? If it's a drake, it'll eventually get a curly tail feather.

    Not sure, sorry.
     
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  6. Angelwoods

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    Everywhere I read it says a female has no curled feathers and a drake does. My problem with this is my 25 week old female pekin duck has two curled feathers. I say female because she just started laying eggs a few days ago and they are definitely not cayuga eggs. Which was a huge shocker to my hubby and I... we came to terms with the thought of two pekin drakes a few weeks back the tails started to curl lol.

    I always knew that one of our pekin ducks was a male because he fancied our female cayuga and attempted to mate with her more than once. I never saw the two pekin ducks showing any interest in eachother.

    Is it unusual for a female pekin or any female duck to resemble a drake? [​IMG]
    She isn't as loud as our "honking" cayuga but she isn't quiet like our drake. She is also the same size as our drake.
     
  7. DuckGirl77

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    Does the curl look like the drake's curl? Also, are you sure the eggs aren't from anyone else?
     
  8. closipov

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    I had two 4 year old pekin ducks. They were both drakes both had curled tails. I just lost one and added 3 new pekin ducks raised from eggs. My original drake now does not have the curled tail. How does this happen. I am assuming that out of the 3 new pekin ducks I have one drake as his tail has just curled. But only one of the 3 new ducks has a louder quack. It is all too confusing.
     
  9. mirandaS

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    I have a 3 month old pekin and I dint know what it is but it is loud. And the tail flares out but also looks curly
     
  10. Angelwoods

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    The tail is the exact same as my confirmed drake pekin. As for my cayuga, she produces grey eggs. I only have 3 ducks currently.
    My chickens don't lay anywhere but their coop so I know it's not them. Plus the chickens lay small brown eggs not massive pointy oval white eggs. I found the eggs hiding between a tree and tall weeds near the duck pond.
     

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